Thursday, 28 November 2019

Ceisteanna (201)

Brian Stanley

Ceist:

201. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment if an increased amount of PSO levy will be allocated to Bord na Móna to increase it in line with a greater use of biomass in the Edenderry power plant. [49577/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The support scheme for use of biomass in electricity generation, the Renewable Electricity Feed-In Tariff (REFIT 3), runs until 2030, with support payments made through the Public Service Obligation (PSO) levy. The Bord na Móna-owned plant at Edenderry was allocated support for fuelling the plants with up to 30% biomass.

As Bord na Móna currently co-fires the Edenderry plant with 30% biomass, it is at its maximum support under the REFIT 3 scheme. The REFIT3 Scheme has been closed since December 2015.